Short science fiction and
fantasy stories that, more often than not, end with a
surprise or twist you couldn’t see coming. Transport
yourself to other lives and other worlds where travel
through time and space is a reality and where second chances
and the end of the world sometimes cross paths. It’s a
detour into the unknown filled with wonder and excitement
beyond reality, and yet close enough, to make you second
Stories filled with amazing tales
of Time travel, outer space, adventure, and murder are all subjects
you'll find in the new book by Jack Legend that stretches your
imagination to new heights.
Jack Legend is a
writer of science fiction that favors a classic bend
toward time travel, thrillers, and outer space dramas.
Jack's 1st legendary
science fiction novel is on its way featuring amazing
science fiction short stories that will blow you away.
Tentatively entitled, "
Sci-Fi with a Twist" . Look for it at
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Sci-Fi with a Twist Story List
1. So this is the End - An
astronaut from the 1960's wakes up in a strange future in a deserted
laboratory and falls in love with a beautiful lady astronaut from
the future, kept there captive by unknown entities. Can they
discover where they are and when? Are they the last remnants of
The time was unknown to
me. I had just awoken a few minutes earlier. My name is
Steve Johnson, astronaut. I was feeling foggy, not quite
sure of myself. The last thing I remembered was my rocket
ship blasting through Earth’s atmosphere and meeting
President Kennedy a few hours before that.
My current surroundings appeared to be an extensive
laboratory. I had apparently been in some kind of man-sized
glass tube. There were pieces of glass all over the floor
where I had broken myself out. As I stood there, still
waking up, I noticed that there appeared to be some sort of
yellowish gas leaking out around the edges of the now broken
container that I assumed I had fallen out of. Perhaps, the
gas was meant to keep me unconscious. Had the Russians
kidnapped me? No, that’s crazy, I told myself.
The room was filled with huge computer-like machines of some
variation or another. I’d never seen anything like it, or at
least that my wobbly brain could remember at the time. There
were bright lights on the ceiling, and the room itself was
as large as a gymnasium.
I saw something. “Wait a minute. What’s that? It looks like
– yes, I think it is. It’s another human being in a glass
tube toward the end of the room.” I began running to see who
this might be.
So many thoughts were running through my mind. “It’s a girl.
A woman I should say, and what a woman. Well, now what,
Steve, old buddy? She’s obviously out like a light. Do I
dare crack her glass prison? Would it be safe? Heaven
forgive me if I caused any harm to such a beautiful
I looked around a while longer trying to find a clue as to
where I was. I needed something to go on before I cracked
open the tube containing my new friend, but all I saw was
half-wrecked machinery and some large plastic pipes, air
ducts I assumed, hanging down from the ceiling, probably
there to keep the computers from overheating. I wasn’t sure
how to operate the computers that I saw in this unusual
laboratory. Most of the monitors were cracked anyway.
There was a door in the far-right corner. I remember
thinking to myself that maybe I could find someone through
there. I walked through, only to find a large hallway with
more doors to other rooms all filled with more high tech
equipment I’d never seen before, or at least that I
recognized. There were cobwebs hanging down everywhere. The
hallway was only dimly lit…not as bright as the room I just
left. I saw American flags hanging down from the
ceiling…photos on the walls labeled President Obama, Reagan,
Trump, and others I didn’t recognize, which didn’t say much,
considering my current state of mind. Then, there was a
memorial plaque for all those lost during World War III.
Sci-Fi with a
Twist Story List